Masahiro Sakurai Will Present at Fire Emblem Concert

Friday, April 17th, 2015

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Fire Emblem - Roy | oprainfallAccording to a Twitter post from Let’s Talk Nintendo, Super Smash Bros. director, Masahiro Sakurai, will be a presenter at the Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Concert. Could he be planning to make a “Smashing” announcement related to Fire Emblem at that time? It is certainly a possibility, especially since the Fire Emblem character, Roy, is already rumored to be making his return to Super Smash Bros. (along with Ryu) as we recently reported.

While that is still just a rumor at this point, this upcoming appearance by Masahiro Sakurai could change that. I would personally be happy to see Roy return to Super Smash Bros. and enter the fray once more. He has been absent from the battles for quite some time now, ever since he was essentially ousted from the series by Ike (from Fire Emblem: Path of Radiance for GameCube and Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn for Wii).

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Some friends and I quite literally played the heck out of Super Smash Bros. Melee back in the GameCube era, and Roy was a character that some of us quite liked. He was fun to play as and was one of my favorite characters at the time. He was also the absolute favorite melee fighter for one of my friends, as well. While Ike is a great character and certainly deserves to be in Super Smash Bros. too, it was disappointing to see Roy get left behind.

So, hopefully, when Masahiro Sakurai speaks at the Fire Emblem 25th Anniversary Concert, he will perhaps reveal Roy as one of the upcoming DLC characters for Super Smash Bros. on Nintendo 3DS and Wii U! Perhaps Roy is busy training right now for his potential triumphant return to the many brawling arenas in Super Smash. Bros. He’s got a bunch of new challengers waiting for him if he does rejoin the Smash roster, so some training might be wise!

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  • Raymond

    Sigh…..please don’t put in roy….please

    • Guest

      Another Marth clone isn’t fun, so I hope they ditch Roy in favor of a better character, but if they actually want to add another Fire Emblem character they should really look for someone else… both Roy and his game are super unpopular with the fire emblem fans, and Roy is honestly the worst protagonist in the entire series.

  • John Davis

    We have ENOUGH Fire Emblem Characters. Damn.

  • Joe

    I personally don’t believe we have enough Fire Emblem Reps. Once it gets to the ridiculous numbers of that of Mario or Pokemon then I agree its too much but there should be no reason it should have less than Zelda.

    • Guest

      There is a reason… Zelda is way more popular than Fire Emblem, Fire Emblem’s popularity has starting to increase again thanks to Fire Emblem Awakening, but seriously, if Fire Emblem gets more reps they shouldn’t be clones like Roy, or a character hated by fire emblem fans like roy, from a game disliked by fire emblem fans, like roy’s… he’s like the worst choice for a Fire Emblem rep… he’s pretty much the least liked protagonist of the series.

  • The DanMan

    I personally would have preferred Roy over Lucina at the very start. I’m not a big fan of the way Fire Emblem (or Pokemon, for that matter) representation seems to be handled in Smash Bros. However, since this seems like it’s most likely happening, then PLEASE give him his Awakening DLC re-design (it’s the only DLC design that looks better than the original character art, IMO):

    http://vignette4.wikia.nocookie.net/fireemblem/images/2/2f/DlcRoyKakusei.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20130503001034

    • An Tran

      Loved this artwork, but it also made me hate how very little effort IS put into making the actual DLC.

    • The DanMan

      Yeah. I myself only got the Challenge Pack, for the “Challenge”. Challenge that was actually (map 1) spam fortify, (map 2) get as many galeforce units as possible, and (map 3) look up the pattern for the walls’ collapse and re-form on the internet.
      I’m also quite peeved that IS couldn’t be bothered to have an extra line of code to make the paid DLC characters look something like their artwork (nevermind that most of said artwork, to put it nicely, looked nothing like said characters).

  • Roy was your favorite character in Melee? Why not Marth? i guess you didn’t want to win matches.